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Wicked_Nano
05/15/2017, 03:19 PM
Did you ever see a flower pot inflated like this...

INFLATED (Click to enlarge):
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AlSimmons
05/15/2017, 04:41 PM
Yeah, my Fungia used to inflate like that on occasion too. I never did get a solid answer as to why this happens, but it might be trying to relocate somewhere else. When they balloon up like that it's makes it much easier for the currents to move them along the sandy bottom. It's really nothing to worry about though and doesn't last very long.

Sawen
05/16/2017, 08:20 AM
My red gonio inflates like that when I clean my tank. I always took that as meaning it was eating stuff floating around. I might be wrong. After I stop cleaning my tank, it goes back to normal morphology after a few hours.

AlSimmons
05/16/2017, 12:41 PM
My red gonio inflates like that when I clean my tank. I always took that as meaning it was eating stuff floating around.

I was told this as well. By increasing the surface area it makes it easier for the coral to catch more food out of the water column. It sounds reasonable enough, but I'm not exactly sure if that's the real reason as to why they do this.

JDWells
05/28/2017, 08:05 PM
lol It does look like it's going to pop though.

Tripod1404
06/05/2017, 03:19 PM
I think most corals do this to remove the sand that accumulated on their tissue.